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THE STORY BEHIND THE GOAL SONG

Zenon Konopka led the charge behind changing the goal song. Here is the full story.

Tuesday, 10.12.2010 / 12:14 PM / News
By Katrina Doell
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THE STORY BEHIND THE GOAL SONG
On Monday, every time the New York Islanders scored a goal against the New York Rangers, the fans were treated to a new goal song, "Live is Life" by Opus. After the sixth goal, fans at the Coliseum really had a taste for the new tune.

The team announced via Facebook and Twitter that morning that the team had requested a change and that a new song would be debuting that afternoon. Fans anxiously awaited.

Some fans were shocked, some were mad, some were happy, and some were confused. But the saying goes, "you can't make all the people happy all of the time.." or something to that effect.

What many out there in Islanders Country may not realize is that this change was initiated by the players who gathered together to sign a petition to change the song.

Zenon Konpka led the charge and here is a short video explaining the change.







Konopka asks teammate John Tavares about the song and what he thinks about it.






So there you have it. The players, trying to create their own identity and establish themselves early in 2010-2011 season are looking forward to all the fans chanting and singing along as the Islanders drive toward their goal of making the playoffs.



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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
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14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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